Sunday, November 24, 2013

Little Red Riding Mouse Plus Granny Outfit

crochet red riding hood mice patterns

Little Red Riding Mouse and Granny Mouse! This pattern will give you a shawl, a cap
and a pair of glasses for Granny plus the modifications to make Little Red Riding Mouse's cape and also instructions for her basket.

Copyright 2013 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved 

Special notes: I worked with a 3.75mm hook and worsted weight yarn. Have any questions or if you come across a mistake in the pattern please leave a message in the comment section below. 

Supplies used:
3.7mm hook
cream color worsted weight medium #4 
brown yarn worsted weight medium #4
yarn needle
bead or button for the closure
wire for glasses, I used 20 gauge
chain for glasses
optional * plastic mesh sheet
optional * piece of lace to line basket

ch = chain
st = stitch
sc = single
2tog = crochet 2 stitches together
hdc = 1 half double crochet
2dc = 2 half double crochet in one st
BLO= back loops only
f/o = finish off

Pattern for the mouse is right here
 VIDEO tutorial  For Granny's Outfit
  • Video is in order as follows:
review of the hdc stitch
row 6 ~ ruffle on shawl
make loop for closure
make the ear slot in cap
make the ruffle around cap
make Granny's glasses

SHAWL: *for the first stitch only of rows 3-5 you will start with the 3rd st from the hook.
1) ch 23
2) starting with 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch (22)
3) ch 2 and turn, 1hdc in first st then 2hdc in next st (33)
4) ch 2 and turn, 1hdc in next 2st then 2hdc in next st (44)
5) ch 2 and turn, 1hdc in each st
6) ch 3 and turn, starting with the 4th st from the hook, sc then crochet 2tog then ch3 and sc into next st then crochet 2tog. Repeat this sequence across then sl st the very last st of the row. Refer to the video if this row is confusing.  f/o and weave yarn tails in.


pull yarn through the top corner of shawl and ch 8. Now sl st the end of the ch right beside where you started the chain and f/o. Weave yarn tails in. Wrap the shawl around granny and see where you need to put the button then sew the button into place. Click on pictures to enlarge them

crochet shawl

1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
5) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
6) 1sc in each
7) ch  10 then sl st into 10th st from the marker then 1sc in next 20st (30) * I borrowed a photo (done in red) from my previous tutorial for this row. If you need further help please refer to the video
8) 1sc in each (30)
9) Now for the ruffle around the cap. (For the first st only ch 3 and start with the 4th st from the hook) 3dc then 1sc in the next st, repeat this sequence all the way around. sl st next st and f/o and weave yarn tail in

crochet bed cap
*I wish I had gold colored wire but I don't so the end result you see is the glasses wrapped in gold metalic thread. I used fabric tac as I wrapped the wire to keep the thread in place. This was the closest match I could get to the gold chain. And I found the gold color stood out more than the silver color.

Cut about 8 inches of wire, this will be way more than needed but it's easier to work with a longer piece. Start about 3or so inches in from one end and wrap around a pencil to make a loop, wrap it so the stem of the glasses sits on the outside of the loop. If this is confusing refer to the video. Now make a loop on the other side. There should be about 1 inch in between the 2 loops. Bend the middle that sits on the nose just a bit to give it some shape. Trim up the excess length from each end and then round off the 2 ends of the wire as pictured, try to get the bent end to touch the wire when you round it so there's no gap and it won't catch any stuffing when inside Granny's face. Now bend the ends inward so when placed on Granny's nose the ends will slip into a stitch on either side of Granny's nose/face. You can add a chain as pictured or leave them without a chain.  The other thing to consider is whether or not you will keep these removable. If not then you can add a few stitches of thread to keep them on the nose. I keep mine removable so that the Wolf can wear them when he tries to trick Little Red Riding Mouse into thinking he is Granny.. (Wolf pattern not released yet).

:wire beside measuring tape
picture tutorial for wire frame glasses

crochet fairy tale characters

Modifications to the Cape and Hood for Red Riding Mouse

Red Riding Mouse's cape and back collar are longer than the regular cape so we just have to add a couple rows. The hood is exactly the same so I won't re-write the entire pattern but I will write out the cape and collar parts for you so you don't have to flip back and forth. But please refer to the regular cape pattern and  video for pictures and instructions.

CAPE: *for the first dc stitch only of each row after row 2 you will start with the 4th st from the hook.
1) ch 19
2) starting with 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch (18)
3) ch 3 and turn, 1dc in first st then 2dc in next st (27)
4) ch 3 and turn, 1dc in next 2st then 2dc in next st (36)
5) ch 3 and turn, 1dc in next 3st then 2dc in next st (45)
6) ch 3 and turn, 1dc in each st
7) ch 1 and turn, 1sc in each st

1) ch 19
2) starting with the 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch (18)
3) ch 1 and turn, 1sc in first st then 2sc in next st (27)
4) ch 3 and turn, starting with the 4th st from the hook, 1dc in next 2st then 2dc in next st (36)
5) ch 1 and turn, 1sc in each st

red crochet cape
Red Riding Hood Cape on Left and Regular Cape on Right

do the same method as you did for Granny's shawl

red crochet hood

BASKET: with brown
1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
5) In BLO 1sc in each (24)
6-9) 1sc in each st for 4 rows
sl st in next st and f/o weave yarn tail in

HANDLE: with brown
1) ch 15
2) starting with 2nd ch from hook sc across ch
f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. If you use the plastic mesh sheet, put it in before sewing the handles on.
I cut an oval shape from the plastic so the basket would have an oval shape. A round basket would be just fine too. Push the mesh into the bottom of the basket then sew handle ends to the inside edge of basket. Line the basket with lace or piece of thin cloth.  Fill the basket with things. I used some food from my daughter's dollhouse plus I wrapped up embroidery thread and made mini balls of yarn and carved toothpicks for  needles.
crochet basket

And that's it. I hope you enjoyed these patterns and remember if you made Granny and Red Riding Mouse please post pictures on my facebook page, Amigurumi Freely I'd love to see!

  Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and help keep the patterns free. If you do give a donation, please accept this note as my sincere thanks and know that you have helped a great deal.
Many Blessings to you!

Copyright Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go All rights reserved 

You may sell finished products. Do not reprint this pattern on any site, magazine or book. If you'd like to share this pattern please provide a link back to it.  


  1. It is sooooo cute!!!! Lovely :) Thank you for sharing

  2. Its very very cute.....tanks saron for the online tutorial,love it 😍

  3. Hey Sharon

    I am currently making the Little Red Riding hood set ~ these are SO Awesome Thank You for making them and the accompanying videos, I am brand new to crochet and it is making following along so simple and fun! Thanks Again.

    I just wanted to point out under the Shawl written instructions, the first sentence ends with the word "tog" you have accidentally left out the number "2" ~ it should read "2tog" because I am following the video too I understand this and I don't know if a more experienced crocheter would naturally know but as a newby just using the pattern I might have been confused ... It's probably not a big deal but I thought I should point it out to help avoid confusion to other newbys.

    Thanks again for all that you do, you have no idea how much of a life saver you are ~ I am fairly young person who is bedridden as a complication to some Cancer treatments and your videos & patterns teaching me how to crochet are keeping me sane!��
    You are the Best!

    1. Hi there, first of all thanks so much for pointing that out. Silly little mistakes are so easy to miss, I'm always happy when someone finds them and I can fix them, lol

      I'm so happy you are enjoying the videos and patterns, that means so much to me! I'm honored and touched to be able to help during this time in your life. Thank you for sharing that with me, I'm beyond thrilled to know it! Keep crocheting!

      Love and Prayers,
      Sharon Ojala


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